Today is the last day of the 2012 National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Show where vocational trucks and equipment have been on display since Tuesday. The Indiana Convention Center hosted the NTEA and showcased the newest products and technical support from more than 560 exhibitors and more than 60 intensive programs on up-fitting, regulatory compliance and business management.
NTEA’s members and attendees were exposed to various alternative fuel and hybrid vehicle strategies during the weeklong conference including everything from natural gas, propane, biofuels, and electricity to hydraulic hybrid technology.
Central Texas’ very own, CleanFUEL USA, a supplier of propane autogas infrastructure and engine systems, along with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) introduced what is being called the only propane autogas-fueled option for the medium-duty commercial truck market during the conference.
With the support of the Propane Education & Research Council, FCCC partnered with Powertrain Integration and CleanFUEL USA to develop the S2G.
FCCC president Bob Harbin stated, “The S2G was developed in response to significant industry interest for an LPG solution without retrofitting or aftermarket additions,” Harbin continued, “In offering the only original equipment manufacturer LPG solution for medium-duty applications, we believe the S2G will meet our customers’ needs.”
Tucker Perkins, president of CleanFUEL USA stated, “CleanFUEL continues to demonstrate its engine technology leadership in the fleet market by rolling out new propane autogas fleet vehicle options, such as the Freightliner S2G,” Perkins continued, “Fleet managers are experiencing significant economic and environmental benefits from using propane autogas-powered vehicles, without sacrificing any compromise of payload, power or performance.”
A limited pre-production run of S2G Chassis is expected in the fourth quarter of 2012, with full production slated for the first quarter of 2013. This is great news! With more and more propane autogas fleet options available; our carbon footprint and dependence on foreign oil will greatly reduce!